Published: May 10, 2013
Longtime DODDS volleyball coach Brian Swenty will hold the 2013 A.C.E. High School Volleyball Camp from August 11-16 at Vilseck, Germany.
The DODDS-Europe sanctioned camp, now in its fourth year, is open to high-school age boys and girls regardless of skill level. Participants will be assigned to the camp’s beginner, intermediate or advanced level based on a skills evaluation. The 2012 session hosted 175 campers from across Europe.
Published: April 29, 2013
Former Ansbach High School running back Dominique Whaley has signed a free-agent contract with the NFL’s Seattle Seahawks.
Whaley recently completed an injury-plagued career at the University of Oklahoma and was not selected in the 2013 NFL Draft. But he was included in the annual wave of undrafted players signed in the wake of the draft, including eight other signees by the Seahawks.
Published: April 19, 2013
Vicenza boys basketball star Terell Gandy will play stateside hoops next year at Hargrave Military Academy in Chatham, Va.
The Cougars guard enjoyed a standout senior season, averaging 22.5 points, four rebounds, three assists and four steals per game over the regular season. He boosted his output to 25 points per game in Vicenza’s five-game run to a third-place Division II finish at the European championships.
Published: April 18, 2013
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Wiesbaden senior Denisha Cranfield has earned a full academic scholarship to Bowie State University, where she will join the school’s NCAA Division II bowling program.
Published: April 16, 2013
Former DODDS-Europe student-athlete Kamiko Williams was selected in the WNBA Draft on Monday.
The Tennessee senior, a first-team All-Europe performer and European champion with Kaiserslautern in 2006, was chosen by the New York Liberty with the third selection of the second round. The pick was the 15th overall.
Published: April 8, 2013
The Kaiserslautern American-German Business Club will hold its annual charity golf tournament June 7 at Woodlawn Golf Course on Ramstein Air Base.
The scramble-format competition tees off with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. Greens fee includes an electric cart, driving range use, steak dinner and a donation to the Kaiserslautern AGBC scholarship fund. Prizes will be awarded for longest drive, closest to the pin, best team and other categories.
Published: April 1, 2013
Ramstein senior Justin Pendergrass has committed to play baseball at Columbia State Community College, a two-year program in Columbia, Tenn.
An All-Europe first-team selection as a sophomore and junior, Pendergrass started his senior campaign in similar fashion March 22 and 23, collecting 7 hits, 7 RBIs, and 10 runs and earning a pitching victory in the Royals’ 4-0 opening weekend. The 6-1 right-handed hitter did most of his damage in a March 23 win over Bitburg, hitting a single, double and triple while amassing 5 RBIs and 5 runs scored.
Published: March 25, 2013
The U.S. women’s soccer team will hold a public training session especially for U.S. military members and families on Tuesday, April 2, at Neu-Isenburg, Germany.
The team, ranked No. 1 in the world after winning a third straight Olympic gold medal at the 2012 London Games, will take the field at Sportpark Neu-Isenburg at 4 p.m. CET. Admission is free of charge for U.S. military personnel and their families. Organizers ask that fans arrive at least 15 minutes early to greet the team.
Published: March 25, 2013
Kaiserslautern post Angela Powell has committed to play basketball at NCAA Division III program University of Dubuque.
The formidable 6-2 post averaged 5 points, 4.9 rebounds and a block per game as a key cog of the Red Raiders’ famed balanced roster. Kaiserslautern won the DODDS-Europe Division I championship in February.
Published: March 19, 2013
In addition to the key games on their high school schedules, DODDS-Europe boys soccer players might want to circle another date on their spring calendars.
A dozen stateside college soccer programs will be represented at the upcoming Boys Soccer College Showcase Camp, set for April 5-7 (during the DODDS-Europe spring break) at the Sportschule in Bitburg, Germany. The camp, organized by Ramstein head coach Dominik Ludes and sanctioned by DODDS, will feature the collegiate coaches guiding on-field and classroom instructional and evaluation sessions.
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